NUFORC Sighting 16534

Occurred: 1998-12-25 13:30 Local
Reported: 2001-02-18 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Kansas City, MO, USA

Shape: Chevron

On Christmas Day 1998 we saw a boomerang north of Kansas City.

On Christmas Day, 1998, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon, my husband and I were traveling between family homes to celebrate Christmas. We were leaving Kansas City to go to the north. (it occurred 15 miles south of KCI airport). As I was the passenger, I looked to the north and saw, against a solidly cloudy sky, what looked like a large dark boomerang. I cannot really determine the size, as it was not close to any terrestrial objects near the horizon. It was totally by itself in the sky. As we were south of the airport, I have often seen airplanes, so I did a doubletake, thinking "that's not an airplane." I observed it for 2 or 3 minutes without telling my husband, and then told him. In that time it moved very slowly to the northwest. Upon my telling my husband about this, he found a place to pull the car over and looked. We rolled down the window and listened. We heard nothing. We watched it together for 2 or 3 minutes, and it gradually disappeared. I am a science teacher, with a masters in education. My husband is a professional artist with a bachelors degree. We are both amateur astronomers with the local astronomy club and have spent much time beneath the night sky, neither ever observing anything that we could not explain.

Posted 2001-02-24

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